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South Polar Skua Stercorarius maccormicki

Described by: Saunders (1893)
Alternate common name(s): McCormick's Skua
Old scientific name(s): Catharacta maccormicki


Atlantic Ocean off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, USA - Apr, 2004 © Harold Stiver  Atlantic Ocean, off Rhode Island, USA - May 24, 2007 © Paul L 
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Coastal Antarctica;
Breeds along the coast and in the mountains of Antarctica. South Shetland Is.
Disperses to South America (Brazil, Bahia), w. Central America, both coasts of the United States n. to Alaska and Canada, Greenland, s. Africa, New Guinea, Australia (w. Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales and Queensland), New Zealand and Japan.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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